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  • Teachers lounge vending machines exempt from new federal snack rules

    08/18/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    The school teachers lounge is a respite from more than just bratty kids. It’s a safe zone from the long arm of Michelle Obama’s food police. Students are already revolting against the newly-implemented school snack regulations that affect what is sold in vending machines. They will probably be equally upset to learn the vending machine just across the hall – in the teachers lounge – is exempt from the regulations.
  • Teacher on Unions: ‘Felt Like Little Children Being Bullied on a Playground’

    08/13/2014 2:26:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 13, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Rebecca Friedrichs, a teacher and former member of the California Teachers Association, spoke at the event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 12, 2014. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – Teachers who left labor unions connected with their jobs said on Tuesday that they felt “bullied” for their opposition to compulsory membership and payment of dues that funded political activities. “We literally felt like little children being bullied on a playground,” Rebecca Friedrichs, a teacher and former member of the California Teachers Association, said at the event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Friedrichs, who is also...
  • Douglas County Teachers’ Union Membership Drops 25 Percent ( Colorado )

    07/31/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ali Gordon
    The teachers’ union representing the Douglas County school system has lost one-quarter of its membership since last year, signaling a growing frustration within the ranks that dues are used to finance politics instead of professional development. The significant drop in membership of the Douglas County Federation (DCF) was revealed in a July 21 letter from the board of education to Courtney Smith, union president, and was based on the union’s most recently released tax returns. The letter pointed to the drop in membership as undeniable proof that teachers had chosen the district over the union and the need for major...
  • Unions put teachers on streets — for votes

    07/24/2014 7:11:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Stephanie Simon
    Teachers unions are struggling to protect their political clout, but as the midterm elections approach, they’re fighting back with their most popular asset: the teachers themselves. Backed by tens of millions in cash and new data mining tools that let them personalize pitches to voters, the unions are sending armies of educators to run a huge get-out-the-vote effort aimed at reversing the red tide that swept Republicans into power across the country in 2010. The unions have plenty of money: They spent $69 million on state races in 2010 and are likely to top that this year. But as they...
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Next NEA leader's first task: Win back public

    07/06/2014 9:29:08 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | July 6, 2014 | CAITLIN EMMA
    The new president of the largest teachers union in the country will become the voice of roughly 3 million teachers at perhaps the most critical moment in the National Education Association’s history. First item on the agenda: Win back the public. Union watchers say the newly elected Lily Eskelsen García — a former school cafeteria worker teacher, folk singer and Utah teacher of the year — has a “hell of a job” ahead of her. She faces court cases challenging teacher tenure and job protections, the defection of historically loyal Democrats, growing apprehension over the Common Core, diminishing ranks, public...
  • Teacher isn’t fired after giving teen gifts, sending ‘love’ texts

    07/06/2014 12:21:02 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/6/14 | By Susan Edelman
    Teacher isn’t fired after giving teen gifts, sending ‘love’ texts By Susan Edelman A Queens middle-school teacher let a 14-year-old student drive his car, gave him cash and expensive gifts, and exchanged hundreds of texts behind his parent’s back. But, over the objections of the outraged parents and principal, the teacher can keep his job, an arbitrator has ruled. James Rampulla Jr., 44, who taught at Irwin Altman MS 172 in Floral Park, sent some of the 513 texts to the boy after 11 p.m. and included the words “I love you,” according to evidence presented at the teacher’s administrative...
  • Unprepared grads — the scandal New York’s pols ignore

    06/27/2014 6:50:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bob McManus
    the state’s ability-to-function-in-a-modern-economy rate among graduates hovers at a dismal 37 percent. That is, according to the state Department of Education, only 37 of every 100 students who entered high school in 2009, and stayed long enough to graduate, learned enough by last June to do college-level academic work — or to enter the workforce in any meaningful way. And in New York City, the ratio was one in four. So let’s cut to the chase: If 75 percent of New York high-school seniors get diplomas, but only 37 percent are academically or economically functional ... Per-student spending — just...
  • THIS IS ‘ARE’ STORY: A Prom Proves Chicago Teachers Could Be As Dumb As Their Kids

    06/11/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/11/14
    This picture of a prom ticket for a Chicago High School proves that the school has a serious problem. Paul Robeson High School is in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago and is one of the poorest and most dangerous schools in the city. See below via EAG News: That image came from veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie, who posted this image on his Facebook page. Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary. But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, there’s nothing funny about the situation....
  • 16 Percent of U.S. Teachers are Chronically Absent: Study

    06/03/2014 1:32:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Sixteen percent of all teachers are considered chronically absent, missing 18 days or more per year, a new study said. A Think Tank in Washington, D.C. looked at 234,000 teachers in 40 of the country's largest school districts. It found teachers miss an average of 11 days. In Sacramento, more than 51 percent of teachers are chronically absent. In San Francisco, the number is more than 41 percent. And in San Jose, it is about 45 percent. Uber, Lyft and Sidecar Operate at SFO Illegally The study looked at short-term absences and did not count absences for serious illness, or...
  • A Look At The Left-Wing Groups The National Education Association Supports

    06/03/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2014 | Tom Gantert
    There probably aren't many Michigan teachers who are members of the National Education Association who have heard of America Votes. Or that money they pay in dues helps fund the left-leaning political organization. Yet, the NEA is a major supporter of America Votes, which came under national scrutiny this week after a report by The Center for Public Integrity portrayed it as a "secret liberal group" that was financing liberal causes. Michigan teachers who belong to the Michigan Education Association pay $180 a year to the NEA as part of their dues. America Votes is just one of the many...
  • Mom Grabs 12-Year-Old By Throat, Says He Bullied Her Daughter: Sheriff

    05/19/2014 2:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Christie Smith
    Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter. Delia Garcia-Bratcher was booked Saturday into Sonoma County Jail on a felony charge of inflicting injury on a child a day after deputies took her into custody at Olivet Elementary Charter School in Santa Rosa. Christie Smith reports Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter....
  • DC Schools: $29,349 Per Pupil, 83 Percent Not Proficient in Reading

    05/14/2014 4:20:00 AM PDT · by cruzader · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 14, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    The public schools in Washington, D.C., spent $29,349 per pupil in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the latest data from National Center for Education Statistics, but in 2013 fully 83 percent of the eighth graders in these schools were not "proficient" in reading and 81 percent were not "proficient" in math. These are the government schools in our nation's capital city -- where for decades politicians of both parties have obstreperously pushed for more federal involvement in education and more federal spending on education. Government has manifestly failed the families who must send their children to these schools, and...
  • US teachers nowhere as diverse as their students

    05/04/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 2:19 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association are calling attention to this “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their classrooms. …
  • Retiree Becoming Face Of 'Pension Tax' Collecting Generously

    04/29/2014 11:22:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A retired school teacher with 30-plus years of service says he has to choose between food or medicine due to a law repealing tax exemptions for some pensions. But James Pearson, a 66-year-old retired teacher from Milford High School with 33 years of service, is likely collecting enough compensation from a pension and Social Security alone to put him above the average state income. He is also eligible for both Medicare and the state’s retiree health insurance, which should pay for most of the costs for medicine. Pearson has become the face of protesters complaining about the pension tax, being...
  • Learn More. Go Further. [Pro-Common Core Propaganda Web Site. Know Thy Enemy!]

    04/23/2014 1:49:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Learnmoregofurther.org ^ | A bunch of central planners
    ...The National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), among other organizations were instrumental in bringing together teachers to provide specific, constructive feedback on the standards.
  • Missouri Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying She Suffered for Opposing Common Core (Video)

    03/27/2014 2:29:05 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 18 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 3-27-2014 | Duane Lester
    When you think about bullying in public schools, it's generally in the context of a bigger kid picking on a smaller kid.  According to Susan Kimball, a kindergarten teacher of 20 years in the Sikeston Public School District, it's administrators and fellow teachers bullying and intimidating her, all because she opposes Common Core. At yesterday's Senate Education Committee hearing, Kimball testified she has suffered from bullying and intimidation since she began speaking out about the controversial standards. [caption id="attachment_25492" align="aligncenter" width="639"] "You have no idea what I have been through over the past six weeks because of my stand." -...
  • Union Derides Common Core

    03/26/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a Democratic president can’t count on full-throated support from the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teacher’s union, something may be very wrong with his education reforms. “At the 2013 NEA convention in Atlanta, union leadership promoted Common Core standards,” The Education Reporter reported. “Delegates introduced from the floor — but failed to pass — two measures that condemned Obama’s education policies outright and were critical of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; both measures called on Obama to fire Duncan.” “Teachers’ representatives expressed dissatisfaction with Common Core (CC) at the 2013 convention and they have continued to do so,...
  • Unions, Left-Leaning Groups Dominate List of Largest Political Donors

    03/24/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Democrats and many in the media routinely complain about money spent in politics, and they regularly lash out at conservatives and big business. Turns out, unions are the top spenders in politics. Twelve of the top 20 political donors from 1989 to 2014 have been unions, which overwhelmingly support Democratic causes, according to an analysis done by OpenSecrets.org's Center for Responsive Politics. Seven of the top 10 donors overall give almost exclusively to politicians or groups on the left. ActBlue, a political action committee that raises money for Democrats and progressive causes and features Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer...
  • Sowell: The Left Versus Minorities

    03/10/2014 1:03:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 11, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. These schools have given thousands of low income minority children their only shot at a decent education, which often means their only shot at a decent life. Last year 82 percent of the students at a charter school called Success Academy passed city-wide mathematics...
  • Not Paying Union Dues, in Michigan

    03/07/2014 8:23:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.7.14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Unions are finding sneaky ways to exact dues — but workers are fighting back. Two Michigan teachers will finally be allowed to end their union membership in the Michigan Education Association and will be refunded any dues they paid during this school year, according to a settlement agreement signed this week. William “Ray” Arthur, a teacher and wrestling coach at Petoskey Senior High School, and Miriam Chanski, a Coopersville kindergarten teacher, tried to quit the teachers’ union after Michigan adopted legislation to become the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S. Both Arthur and Chanski wrote letters informing the MEA that...
  • Is ADHD a mental health crisis, or a cultural one?

    02/25/2014 4:37:30 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Maclean's ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | Kate Lunau
    Any visitor to North Carolina and California will know that the two states have their differences. The former is a typically “red state”; California is staunchly “blue.” Each has certain geographic, ethnic and cultural peculiarities, different demographic makeup, family income levels, and more. Yet perhaps the most surprising divide, one many wouldn’t expect, is that North Carolina appears to be a hotbed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD—especially when compared to California. A child who lived in North Carolina instead of California in 2007, according to U.S. academics Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler, was 2½ times more likely to...
  • I'm quitting my job. Thanks Obamacare! (CNN/Yahoo Propaganda)

    02/25/2014 12:44:57 PM PST · by nhwingut · 86 replies
    Yahoo/CNN ^ | 02/25/14 | Tami Luhby
    Now that Karen Willmus can get health insurance through Obamacare, she plans to quit teaching 9th grade English at the end of the school year. The 51-year-old found policies on the Colorado state exchange for about $300 a month. That's less than what she's paying now for employer-sponsored coverage and less than half what she paid on the individual market in 2007.
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • NY college professor dies after snorting heroin

    02/20/2014 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2014
    APALACHIN, N.Y. — The State University of New York's Broome Community College ... Warren had served as chairman of the community college's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program. He also was a former police officer and New York state-certified criminal investigator.
  • Heroin found in faculty restroom at Fallsburg elementary school

    02/19/2014 7:54:25 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    recordonline ^ | 02/18/2014 | Leonard Sparks
    7 elementary school staff hire lawyers Fallsburg police investigating the reported discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a faculty bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School say the refusal by a group of teachers to cooperate is hampering their probe. No one has been charged, but six teachers and an aide were identified as having used the men's room before a school staff member reportedly found a heroin baggie on Feb. 11. Just before the winter break in December, heroin and needles were reportedly found in the same bathroom. Each of the seven faculty members initially agreed to give urine...
  • Fairfax schools finds seven felons among employees, including heroin smuggler

    01/27/2014 4:24:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/2014 | T. Rees Shapiro and Justin Jouvenal
    Fairfax County Public Schools has discovered the administration mistakenly hired seven employees who were convicted felons, including a high school teacher who was once part of an international drug ring. School officials uncovered the mistake during a comprehensive search of hiring records that began in 2012 after a Madison High School special education teacher inquired if her previous conviction for helping to smuggle heroin into the United States would stall her promotion. That teacher, Deilia Butler, had joined Fairfax schools in 2006. She had admitted truthfully that she was a convicted felon on her paper application. So did the other...
  • Campbell Brown: Unions Won’t Support Bill to Keep Sex Predators Out of Classrooms

    01/17/2014 8:34:23 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/14 | Campbell Brown
    Two of the most powerful unions in the country have voiced objections to a bill that would provide better background checks for teachers, Campbell Brown writes in a Thursday Wall Street Journal column. After the Government Accountability Office found “hundreds of potential cases of registered sex offenders working in schools” across the United States in 2010, the House passed a bill that would streamline the vetting process and close inconsistencies across state lines. The bill is a common sense measure, according to Campbell, yet powerful teachers unions are opposed to the new standards. Anyone with violent or sexual convictions against...
  • Biggest bullies in the public schools: the Education Establishment

    01/11/2014 7:39:45 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    We hear a lot about bullying as if it’s as common as cheering at a football game. But who is really the Big Bully in our public schools? Who is throwing their weight around all the time? More specifically, who is insisting on the use of bad methods that never seem to work better this year than 10 years ago? Who is making lame excuses for poor performance so that nothing seems to get better? Who fills the air with propaganda and sophistry so that no one can think clearly about the issues facing us? Consider Whole Word. Rudolf Flesch...
  • NEA employees must be paid for time in prison

    12/04/2013 9:50:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12/4/2013 | MIKE ANTONUCCI
    Though I have written about the fact often, it bears repeating that the National Education Association and its affiliates are employers. Between them they hire thousands of workers to perform a variety of tasks. Virtually all of these workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements in which the teachers’ union is management – bosses, to put it plainly. Union employees use the contract to set salaries, benefits, working conditions and protections against arbitrary actions by union executives.About 500 people work at NEA national headquarters in Washington, DC. A handful of unions represent them, the largest being the National Education Association...
  • Teacher Who Never Wanted Union Representation Still Forced To Be A Member

    11/11/2013 12:41:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/4/2013 | Tom Gantert
    When Matt Knapp was hired as a teacher in the Saginaw Public School district 11 years ago, he said he was given paperwork to sign to be a union member. "Oh, no," Knapp said he told the district employee. "I'd rather not be in the union." To his surprise, he was told it was a condition of employment. That changed last year when Michigan became a right-to-work state, which allows union members the freedom to choose whether they want to pay dues or fees to the union. When that happened, Knapp said he approached his union about how to opt...
  • "Why Teachers' Unions Want Sex Offenders In Your Child's Classroom"

    10/27/2013 12:38:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week the most prominent teachers' unions made it painfully obvious, they are on the side of the sex offender, rapist, and murderer who has been convicted. They are not now (and pretty much never have been) on the side of your child. They claim to represent the interests of teachers. Yet I am hard pressed to find an average teacher who feels like the unions have done pretty much anything for them. The average teacher just feels the pinch when the union bosses take the dues from their paychecks and threaten any who dare to "get out of...
  • The Two Types of Child Victimization at Government Schools

    10/27/2013 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    You would think the bureaucrats who run government schools would want to focus on the basics, such as teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic. After all, no nation spends more per pupil on education than the United States. And based on some Cato Institute research, I suspect the OECD estimate of about $15,000 per student is a low-ball estimate of the burden on American taxpayers. So what do we get for all this money? To be blunt, the results are miserable, with Americans ranking well below average compared to our overseas competitors. Here are some comparisons on both literacy and numeracy...
  • Must-see Common Core math problems of the day [pics]

    10/04/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 126 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/4/13
    “Number sense,” courtesy of Common Core? We don’t know the source of that math problem, but based on what we’ve seen elsewhere, it has all the hallmarks of Common Core math. Now try your hand at this third-grade math problem, also reportedly from a Common Core lesson: Common Core: It’s For the Children™.
  • Little Rock school district will now make teachers wear underwear

    09/07/2013 5:27:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2013
    The school district in Little Rock, Ark. has announced plans for a dress code that will require teachers to wear underwear. Every single day. Female teachers will have to wear bras, too. An Aug. 29 letter from the Little Rock School District’s Office of the Superintendent to all employees explains that the dress code will officially go into effect in the fall of 2014. “Foundational garments shall be worn and not visible with respect to color, style, and/or fabric,” the letter reads. “No see-through or sheer clothing shall be allowed, and no skin shall be visible between pants/trousers, skirts, and...
  • Teachers Union President Siphons $1 Million From Ohio Educators

    08/28/2013 5:11:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 26, 2013 | Jason Hart
    Outgoing Ohio Education Association (OEA) President Patricia Frost-Brooks was paid a total of $998,949 from 2008-2012, the first five years of her six-year tenure. Thanks to union contracts that existed long before many current teachers were hired, the vast majority of OEA’s revenue comes from more than $450 per year in dues deducted automatically from tens of thousands of Ohio teachers’ paychecks. Based on OEA’s annual report to the U.S. Department of Labor, the union collected over $58 million in dues and “fair share” fees in 2012. While Frost-Brooks has benefited the most from OEA’s generous officer and executive salaries...
  • Staggering: Mich. Family Violently Targeted After Standing Against Teacher Who Molested Their

    08/19/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 19, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    The Janczewski family is fighting the local school district in Rose, Michigan after it emerged that a male teacher molested their 8th grade son and then — unbelievably — six other teachers spoke out against the 15-30 year sentence the man received. “Neal has plead (sic) guilty for his one criminal offense but he is not a predator,” Harriet Coe reportedly wrote. “This was an isolated incident. He understands the severity of his action and is sincere in his desire to make amends…” John Janczewski, the father of the victim, spoke on the Glenn Beck radio program Monday about all...
  • The Janczewski’s – Their Son Raped For Years By ... President of The Michigan Teacher’s Union

    08/14/2013 6:16:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 80 replies
    Eagnews Blog via The Conservative Treehouse Blog ^ | August 14, 2013 | posted by blog member "sundance"
    This is a story that SCREAMS for attention. In Michigan a family has been, and continues to be, brutalized by a systemic rot within the school system. A rot that perpetrates, and unbelievably as it sounds, excuses CHILD RAPE – despite the community outrage. This just came onto our radar screen. However, a cursory review shows this storyline has a similar disposition to the Penn State, Sandusky scandal. The Janczewski’s son was brutally raped over a period exceeding three years (2006-2009) by his middle school math teacher, Neal Erickson. Years later, in 2012, an anonymous tipster alerted authorities to video...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    08/06/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | By Howard Blume
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. Besides Los Angeles, the school districts are Long Beach, Santa Ana, Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Sanger.
  • Teachers tell protesting unions to shove their dues and rules

    08/05/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT · by usalady · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 4, 2013 | Martha
    The Wisconsin school teachers protests and attempts to recall Gov. Walker resulted in not only losing the battle but instead helped to further new laws across the US that allow teachers to drop union membership. Now the National Education Association (NEA) and other teacher unions are seeing a decline of those willing fill the coffers of these organization.
  • Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics

    07/14/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT · by Baynative · 67 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Wed Jan. 9, 2013 | Andy Kroll
    It was the kind of meeting that conspiratorial conservative bloggers dream about. A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the NAACP, the meeting was invite-only and off-the-record. Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room as labor officials, environmentalists, civil rights activists, immigration reformers, and a panoply of other...
  • Teachers Union May Sue Over ‘Constitutional Right’ to Wear Shorts to Work!

    07/24/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kyle Olson
    Move over Trayvon Martin. Big Labor has a new favorite group of victims of social injustice - the teaching staff of Lewis County, West Virginia. Citizens have been complaining to school board members about the “way teachers dress,” according to school board president Paul Derico. As a result, the school board unanimously passed a dress code for teachers, banning blue jeans, faded jeans and shorts. Of course the teachers union is not taking this grave injustice lying down. Union officials have threatened to sue the board. "We're disappointed in the actions of the board. We don't believe it's in the...
  • Chicago - CPS to lay off 2,113 teachers, staff; CTU calls it ‘a bloodbath’

    07/21/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 18, 2013 | MITCH DUDEK
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced late Thursday that 2,113 teachers and other employees would be laid off Friday, largely due to a giant pension obligation increase that’s straining the system. “In fiscal year ‘14 we’re facing a historic deficit of $1 billion that is driven primarily by a $400 million increase in our annual teacher pension payments,” said CPS spokesman Becky Carroll. “Absent pension reform in Springfield, we have very few options available to us to close that gap, and that has resulted in bringing this crisis to the doorsteps of our schools.” Of those being laid off, 1,077 are...
  • Missouri gov. signs gun-safety course for first-graders

    07/13/2013 1:02:04 PM PDT · by metmom · 19 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 13,2013
    <p>EFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.</p> <p>The new law stops short of requiring schools to teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. But by putting it in state law, Missouri is providing one of the stronger state-sanctioned endorsements of the NRA-sponsored firearms safety course, which the group says is taught to about 1 million children annually.</p>
  • Will the Common Core Standards Help Our Troubled Economy?

    07/12/2013 12:17:40 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 17 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-12-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—Secretary of Education Arne Duncan defended his Common Core standards during an address at the annual convention of the American Society of News Editors at the end of June. He admonished his critics. Secretary Duncan noted ...
  • NEA Vice President: NRA, Second Amendment Supporters "Are Going to Hell"

    07/12/2013 4:41:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 71 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 28, 2013 | NA
    Speaking to all 3,000 of the assembled "progressive activists" at this year's Netroots Nation conference, National Education Association vice president Lily Eskelsen Garcia boldly declared a "prophecy" about the eternal destiny of NRA and Second Amendment supporters, and of politicians and lobbyists working to promote gun rights: "I'm not an ordained minister; I'm not a theologian, but these guys are going to hell." Wow. Going to hell for supporting the Second Amendment? That type of radical thinking might explain the very high incidence of ridiculous cases involving over-zealous school officials misinterpreting and wrongly enforcing "zero-tolerance" rules--and doing so without exercising...
  • NEA teachers dance to 'N'-word, sex lyrics ('When it's over you ain't gon need ya vibrator')

    07/10/2013 9:09:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Educators boogie to 'When it's over you ain't gon need ya vibrator' (WARNING: This story includes a video and rap song lyrics of a sexually explicit nature and may offend some readers.) At its 2013 national convention in Atlanta last week, the National Education Association encouraged teachers to dance to a sexually explicit rap song that featured the “N”-word and declared, “When it’s over you ain’t gon need ya vibrator.” The NEA, a nationwide labor union that represents public school teachers, played the song titled, “Wobble,” by V.I.C. at its “Raise Your Hand” conference – which was publicized as an...
  • The black education tragedy (Trayvon friend's testimony represents dismal failure of public schools)

    07/09/2013 11:05:15 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman’s defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin’s mother. She responded that she doesn’t read cursive, and that’s in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills. Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader without...
  • California teachers suing to end mandatory union dues

    07/01/2013 7:54:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    foxnews ^ | July 01, 2013/
    A group of California teachers is preparing for a Supreme Court battle to overturn forced union dues in a groundbreaking lawsuit filed in June. For nearly three decades, the Supreme Court has allowed closed-shop unionism, in which public employees must pay dues to labor groups handling collective bargaining negotiations. The Supreme Court established Beck Rights in 1988 allowing workers to opt out of union dues for political activities, while continuing to pay for union negotiating expenses. The teachers are hoping to take that battle one step further by putting an end to all coercive union dues.
  • America's Teachers Have A Choice, And This Includes Not Joining A Teachers' Union

    06/24/2013 1:11:30 PM PDT · by rhema · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/24/13 | Gary Beckner
    School’s out for summer, which leaves ample time during the day for students to relax—and for their teachers to recharge and reflect. It’s also an ideal time for them to decide whether union membership is right for them. Unfortunately, it’s also the only time for many of them to decide—the nation’s teachers’ unions, as well as many unions generally, have done a remarkable job of restricting their members’ knowledge of and ability to exercise their rights regarding union membership. For years, educators have joined teachers’ unions with the assumption that their money advances their profession. Unfortunately, the National Education Association...